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Rock Music Pr Tips For Bands And Musicians

Oct 14th 2015 at 9:43 AM

Quite Great has Rock music covered; we have the experience and knowledge in understanding your band. We have worked with bands from all different subgenres from Classic Rock to Rock n Roll, Punk to Prog and everything in between. Quite Great Music PR can help to tailor build a campaign that is right for you.

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Here are some Quite Great tips for bands and musicians:

Find your niche – Seems obvious right? You might be surprised at how many bands come to us without having a clear idea of what their band is and what direction they want to go in, find a genre that works for you and stick to it.

Play gigs, lots of gigs – Rock music is all about the live, loud music, moshing and lots of people in sweaty band t-shirts. To be able to make an impact with rock press it is critical to be playing shows, whether it is the doing the pub scene or support slots, this is the biggest impact in finding fans and increasing you fan base. Also lots of bloggers and journalists are regularly looking for music to review so it’s another way to build up a reputation and a great way to get into the blogs/ magazines.

Local tight-knitcore following – When starting out it and choosing where to perform it is important to stay local and use all your friends and contacts to help build up your fan base before branching out into other areas. You can’t hit the road until you have conquered your hometown. If you can’t bring in a crowd to a local gig where you might know people, why would you ever expect people to come to a gig in a place you have never been before and where no one has heard of you before?

Make sure your music is uploaded onto your regional BBC Introducing site.

Good press shots – Image is important - get some good promo shots of the band that is of a high-res quality and where you can see everyone in the band. An arty sepia photo with everyone looking to the floor isn’t going to work for an introducing feature.

Physical promo copies are still important to get the word out and spread the news, put the effort in to hand out CD’s before and after shows and any time in between. Put your social media on the copies to get people to follow through and help to increase your social media following.

Don’t expect Facebook /Social media views to increase without doing any work. There are thousands of bands on these platforms so you need to be doing everything possible to make people notice you, mentioning it at gigs, at interviews and on flyers are just a few examples on ways to help people discover you.

If you are considering a new release and are interested in PR then get in touch and we can help to come up with lots of creative ways to help push your band through. Whether you are just starting out in your local area or have already done the initial legwork and now are looking for a hand in taking your band to the ‘next level’ quite Great is the place for you. We work with a variety of clients from major labels to unsigned bands, we can deliver effective campaigns covering online, regional press, radio (regional & national) and national press and magazine.

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